Dhaka Imperial College hosted Science Olympiad 2019, organised by Bangladesh Science Academy. This competition brought together around 500 participants from 65 different educational institutions. The variety of Olympiads organised included some of the major subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Biology. The eligible participants belonged to Classes IX to XII. Enthusiastic students made this event a huge success by showing their love for knowledge and scientific aptitude. Ektu Khani Bigyan organised by Imperial Science World proved to be the most popular event of the array of competitions organised. Dr M Shamsher Ali, former President of Bangladesh Science Academy graced the occasion as the chief guest. “Such competitions are an important factor shaping the personality of a student. It helps them understand and evolve as better versions of themselves. We are glad to organize this Olympiad and thank all the participants for showcasing their talent and interest,” he said.
Arif Ahmed, the principal, Dhaka Imperial College, also spoke. “This Olympiad is just a small step towards creating a change, we want students to develop their interest in subjects not just because they are taught in school but because they hold importance in our lives,” he said. The competition ended with a prize-giving ceremony for the winners. Dhaka Imperial College will be back with more of such interesting competitions and Olympiads to cultivate the interest of students in the fields of science.
The Bangladesh Academy of Science (BAS) was established in 1973 with the objective to promote research in pure an applied science and their practical applications to problems of national welfare in Bangladesh. It is the leading scientific organisation of the scientists of eminence in Bangladesh and represents internationally the scientific community of the country. The Constitution of the Academy empowers it to obtain and administer funds, donations, endowments and grants for the promotion and development of science in Bangladesh. At present, it has more than 50 distinguished scientists of the country as its Fellows, a good number of reputed international scientists including Nobel Laureates as Foreign Fellows and distinguished Bangladeshi scientists settled abroad as expatriate Fellows. Since its inception, it has been involved in programmes and activities related to important national issues and have maintained a linkage with academies of some other countries and international scientific organisations.